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A Day in the Life - Sgt Pepper at 40
A study day considering popular music's most celebrated recording

School of Music, University of Leeds, Tuesday, June 19th, 2007, 10am-5pm


Sheila Whiteley, Salford University - "Tangerine trees and marmalade 
skies: Cultural agenda or optimistic escapism?"

Other contributions from Deena Weinstein (DePaul, Chicago), Thomas 
MacFarlane (NYU), Mark Taylor-Batty (University of Leeds), Stephen Valdez 
(University of Georgia) and Don Savoie (Notre Dame, Indiana)

This event, on the theme of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
commemorates the 40th anniversary of the album's release by the Beatles in
June 1967. Papers will consider the musical, social, cultural and artistic
place of a recording that continues to inspire and resonate in the
academic and wider community, four decades on.

Note: We hope that artist Peter Blake, the creator of the record^s iconic 
sleeve, will join us for the occasion.

Fees: Day passes GBP20 (including lunch), Concessions/students (lunch 
excluded) GBP10

Please make cheques payable to the University of Leeds.
Applications by mail to: Sgt Pepper Study Day, School of Music, University 
of Leeds, LS2 9JT.

Booking form at:

We will confirm bookings by e-mail. Tel queries: Gill Cooper +44 (0)113 
343 2583. E-mail Simon Warner:

Venue: School of Music, University of Leeds

Presented in assoc with PopuLUs, University of Leeds & Critical Musicology 

The Peter Blake Music Art Gallery in the School of Music features the only
signed, fine art print of the artist's cover for Sgt Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band on public display, and will be available to view on the

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